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Forbes, William Charles (2192)

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC

Age: 20 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 7 September 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2192            view online service record


Next of Kin:
William Forbes (father)
2 McCormack Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 7 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Barunga A43
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment – 15th Reinforcements

RTA: Monday, 10 July 1916
Discharged: Wednesday, 27 September 1916

William’s father, also called William and his three uncles John, David and Archie all served during WWI.

1916 ‘Four Sons at Front.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 22 April, p. 2. , viewed 30 Mar 2016,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 24, 2016 1.59 pm 0Likes

    Second World War service :

    Born 18 October, 1897 (Port Melbourne), enlisted 5 March, 1941,served V11863, Private, R R D Royal Park, locality of enlistment Port Melbourne, Attested Royal Park, NOK Doris FORBES. Discharged 23 May, 1941

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 20, 2016 2.22 pm 0Likes

    Further noted after his return in 1916 as the defendant in Port Melbourne Court in an action brought by a young woman (unnamed) in an action to recover arrears of payments under an order for the maintenance of an illegitimate child

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